Michelin has begun a recall of
some of its Michelin XDE commercial truck tires, size 10R22.5 LRG and LRF.
The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration announced the recall information Dec. 17, 2004, and in
the notice stated that the actual recall effort was set to begin in December
The tires manufactured between May
23 and Oct. 24, 2004, can experience rapid air loss because of an irregularity
in the inner liner. The rapid air loss can result in loss of vehicle control,
and a crash could happen, the NHTSA recall notice stated.
According to the recall notice,
Michelin will notify its customers and replace the tires free of charge. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should call
Michelin at 1-888-622-2306.
Owners may also contact the
NHTSA’s safety hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).